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28 November 2017

Mineral Sands Resources lawsuits (re Tormin mine, So. Africa)

In May 2017 Mineral Sands Resources (MSR), a subsidiary of Australian mining company Mineral Commodities Limited (MRC), filed a lawsuit against two attorneys from the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) and a community activist. MSR are suing the...

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27 November 2017

So. Africa: Attorneys for environmental lawyers and activists raise constitutional defense in SLAPP suit, and experts join as friends of the court

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights (South Africa)

"CER Attorneys Raise Constitutional Defence in SLAPP Suit, and Experts Join as Friends of The Court", 20 Nov 2017...

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20 November 2017

CER attorneys raise Constitutional defence in SLAPP suit, and experts join as friends of the court

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights

The defendants in the defamation suit brought by a subsidiary of Australian mining company Mineral Commodities Limited (MRC), including two CER attorneys, have raised Constitutional arguments in response to the defamation claims....

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2 November 2017

Mining company threatens environmental activists

Author: Lee-Anne Bruce, Centre for Applied Legal Studies

On 24 October 2017, the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) applied to the Western Cape High Court to intervene as amicus curiae or ‘friend of the court’ in a matter brought by Mineral Sands Resources against two environmental lawyers and a...

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7 September 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Quarterly Bulletin: Lawsuits by companies seek to silence accountability advocates

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8 May 2017

Australian company sues SA environmental lawyers for defamation

Author: Barbara Maregele, Ground Up (South Africa)

Australian-owned mining company Mineral Commodities Ltd (MRC) is suing a West Coast community activist and two Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) attorneys for defamation. The company is claiming over R1 million in damages....

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6 May 2017

So. Africa: MRC subsidiary sues two NGO attorneys and a community activist for alleged defamation: NGO says will resist attempts by the company to intimidate them

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights (South Africa)

"CER to resist attempts by Australian mining company to intimidate attorneys and activists", 5 May 2017...

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5 May 2017

CER to resist attempts by Australian mining company to intimidate attorneys and activists

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights

A subsidiary of Australian mining company Mineral Commodities Limited (MRC)... has sued two Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) attorneys for defamation, claiming R500 000 in damages....

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19 April 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This year’s Annual Briefing highlights the rising impunity of companies’ involvement in human rights abuse...Unscrupulous companies are increasingly targeting activists, using the justice system to hold them accountable, with repression and lawsuits. ...

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19 February 2017

So. Africa: MRC subsidiary in court battle over non-compliance with environmental regulations; lawyers and environmentalists closely monitoring case

Author: John Yeld‚ Groundup

"Critical court showdown on mining and environment", 20 February 2017...

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